How BFR helps after surgery and for recovery
The applications of BFR extend well beyond performance enhancement. BFR’s unique ability to enhance muscle physiology through hormonal manipulation makes it a perfect tool for persons rehabilitating post-surgery or injury.
Some patients are severely limited for several weeks due to restricted movement or being unable to bear weight, which rapidly leads to muscle wastage and strength losses. Astonishingly, by using BFR at this early recovery stage, strength and muscle masses losses can be minimized even though the muscles are inactive.
As the patient begins to bear weight, traditional early phase strengthening programs often plateau due to an inability to progress weighted loads. By using BFR, you can exercise at very low intensities while creating similar effects to high load weight lifting, without stressing the healing structures. The body creates an environment where muscular hypertrophy pathways are activated, stimulated by BFR, accelerating recovery throughout all stages of rehab as described below: